Firm’s staff recognise connections

Senior partner Val Wormald.
Senior partner Val Wormald.

Staff at a county solicitors’ firm have been recognising their own connections to the Normandy D-Day landings to commemorate their 70th anniversary.

The staff at Carr & Co Solicitors have created displays at each of their offices honouring their parents and grandparents who served their country.

Blyth office receptionist Sandra Elat is remembering her father, chief petty officer Shields, who served on the submarine mine sweepers in the Norway Fjords; paralegal Heather Armstrong is remembering her grandfather William Joseph Aspden, who served in intelligence assisting the resistance in Greece, and solicitor and partner in the firm Valerie Wormald’s father Captain Wormald landed on Juno beach on D-Day.

Sharon Smith of Carr & Co Solicitors said: “For many, the events of the Second World War are living memory.

“We hope these displays will inspire others to consider their own family connections and remember the sacrifices made by ordinary men.”